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Dean of the Faculty of Arts
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Dec. 5, 2016
  • Dean of the Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Arts
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Hong Kong, HKG
    Hong Kong
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Humanities - General
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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dean of the Faculty of Arts

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) ( is a forward-looking and intellectually vigorous university with the mission to be a first-class comprehensive research university, regionally and internationally. CUHK upholds the aspiration “to combine tradition with modernity, to bring together China and the West”, as advocated by its founding Vice-Chancellor. It also attaches great importance to its tradition of bilingualism. With a team of over 3,000 full-time teaching and research staff, the University offers a broad spectrum of programmes up to the PhD level in various disciplines organized under eight Faculties: Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science. In 2015-16, the undergraduate and postgraduate enrolments in the University’s publicly-funded programmes reached 16,500 and 3,500 respectively.

The Faculty of Arts ( comprises the Departments of Anthropology, Chinese Language & Literature, Cultural & Religious Studies, English, Fine Arts, History, Japanese Studies, Linguistics & Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, and Translation, as well as the English Language Teaching Unit and the Yale-China Chinese Language Centre. The Faculty has about 400 full-time teaching and research staff, 2,200 undergraduate and 420 postgraduate research students.

The University now invites applications and nominations of qualified candidates for the Deanship of the Faculty. The Dean will be a member of the University senior management team, reporting to the University Council via the Vice-Chancellor/President or the Provost. As the academic and executive head of the Faculty, the Dean will provide academic leadership and discharge administrative responsibilities in respect to academic, staff, resources (budget and space) and student matters. He/she will also actively engage in alumni and community relations and in extending networks.

Candidates should have an excellent academic standing appropriate for appointment at the level of a full Professor in the Faculty. They should have an appreciation of the breadth of research/educational developments and the range of intellectual interests represented in the Arts Faculty, demonstrated capability in academic leadership and strategic management in higher education institutions, a long-term vision for the development of the Faculty, a successful track record of advocating for humanities as an academic and administrative leader, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates who can communicate in Chinese and have working experience in bilingual and multicultural environments are preferred. Salary and fringe benefits for the post will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send applications/nominations under confidential cover to the Search Committee for the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, c/o Secretary, Search Committee for the Appointment of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Personnel Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong . All applications/nominations will be treated in strict confidence. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request.

Consideration of applications/nominations will continue until the post is filled. The University reserves the right to fill the post by invitation.

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